Today’s entry from the RedState Department of History is a special one for me. I’m a student of the American Civil War, and July 2 marks a special anniversary in that war for those from my state. On this date in 1863, the First Minnesota Volunteer Regiment gave nearly all on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Show More Summary
ITV-owned DiGa Studios ( MTV’s Teen Wolf, Scream), run by Tony DiSanto, has optioned bestselling author Amy Plum’s upcoming book Dreamfall for TV series adaptation. The book – a YA twist on classic horror stories A Nightmare on Elm Street...Show More Summary
Dodge never built a convertible version of its Challenger. A number of outfits have decided to fill that market space with aftermarket modified versions of their own. With the Hellcat model of the Challenger running rampant around the nation, it's no surprise to find a droptop variant being offered for sale as well. If you want the feel 707...
It's coming out on the band's own newly-formed label Plum Records ("an independent record label, founded and run by women, rock and roll without compromise"). Continue reading…
Sara Michelle Murawski has been fired as a principal dancer at the Pennsylvania Ballet because she’s too tall. Sara has just finished a run of Nutcracker. Did they only just notice she’s 5’11”? Did they audition her sitting down? More here.
The election campaign feud made countless headlines, but President-elect Donald Trump and Ford Motor Company could soon share a unique bond — assuming one man gets a plum job. Trump’s transition team has revealed that ex-Ford CEO Alan...Show More Summary
Offering old-school finery in a plum position beside Lake Geneva, this grande-dame – first opened in 1875 and now run by The Dorchester Collection – merits its blow-out rates thanks to an acclaimed restaurant and impressive Sisley S...
In Taylor Robin’s webcomic Never Satisfied, there is one plum job that every young magician wants: to be their city’s magical representative to the king. But in this year’s crop, one competitor has managed to stay in the running without using any magic. What gives? Read more...
Plum Island is the secure, roped-off island where we conduct our animal disease research. It used to be run by the Department of Agriculture, but I think now it is under the authority of DHS. For some reason. You can...
THE MORNING PLUM: One core assumption driving Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy is this: Voters will see even the seamier details of Trump’s business past as a positive, because even if he got rich by milking the corrupt system, Trump is now here to put his inside knowledge of the corrupt system to work on behalf […]
THE MORNING PLUM: At last night’s debate, Donald Trump lorded it over his rivals with supreme confidence. Gone was narcissistic, rambling, insult-spraying Trump. In his place stood calm, unifying, presidential Trump. The Donald noted with satisfaction that his foes were mostly laying off of him. “I can’t believe how civil it is up here,” he […]
THE MORNING PLUM: For nine months, Donald Trump has run as the GOP race’s supersized alpha. The most garish moment of last night’s debate — in which Trump intimated that there is “no problem” when it comes to the size of his schlong — merely put this on display in a moment of explicit exhibitionism. […]
THE MORNING PLUM: The Hillary Clinton campaign has been engaged in an aggressive effort to accomplish one crucial political goal: Knocking off Bernie Sanders’ halo. One common thread running through many Clinton attacks on Sanders — whether it’s questioning his record on guns or suggesting his single payer dream isn’t going to happen — has […]
THE MORNING PLUM: Donald Trump’s lead over his GOP rivals seems to be holding strong in today’s polling, and his battle with Ted Cruz for front-runner status seems to be intensifying. Central to the war between Trump and Cruz are evangelical voters. Trump and Cruz are dominating among them, with Trump commanding the support of […]
Maggie Smith can do anything — even save this rickety vehicle from a case of the terminal cutes. Now ending her memorable run as the Dowager Countess on Downton Abbey, Smith has picked herself another juicy acting plum. She's playing Mary Shepherd, a decidedly unsanitary and unlovable vagrant who parked...
So Paul Ryan is officially running for House Speaker. The question everyone is properly asking: Why will his Speakership be any different from that of John Boenher? There’s a potential paradox in the answer to this question: While Ryan is undoubtedly more conservative than Boehner his, it’s possible he’ll go further than Boehner did in […]
So Paul Ryan has now told fellow House Republicans that he is open to running for Speaker, provided that warring factions inside the party agree to unite behind him. Ryan says that “we have become the problem,” and while it’s not quite clear who he is talking about there, it seems plain enough that Ryan […]
House Republicans are pleading with Paul Ryan to become their savior, and according to multiple reports out this morning, he’s seriously considering running for House Speaker, after all. Ryan is widely said to be the only person capable of “unifying” the GOP conference. But at risk of belaboring the obvious, here’s the question: Why would […]
As we continue to wait for Joe Biden to tell us whether he will run for president, a new CNN poll brings us what I believe is the most comprehensive polling yet on which candidate Democrats prefer on the issues — and Hillary Clinton leads Biden and Bernie Sanders on all of them. The new […]
If I remember correctly, John Boehner recently announced that he is resigning as Speaker. That happened, right? Yes, it did. And so, you’d think Boehner has little reason to worry about the security of his job, leaving him free to raise the debt limit with a minimum of fuss, averting untold damage to the U.S. […]